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Rua Saint Roman, 20 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Copacabana)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Castellon de la Plana, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in one of the private rooms. The staff was helpful and fluent in English, something not very common in Brazil. The place has a lively bar but the problem is that is a terrace in the open. The walls of our room were reverberating by the music until it closed at midnight. If you are looking for a... More

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay starts with a great welcome, special thanx for Nacho! Big dorms, good matress, A LOT of facilities, chill Bar and EXCELLENT location. The crew is supercool! Always helping, a smile on their faces and hanging out with us some nights. Beesan, she's the best! Christiane, thanx for your good vibe. PURA VIDA!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

pura vida... a lovely place indeed ... a memory we take back with us smiling ...sweet people ..cheerfull staff ...and above all its so homely .. the chilled out ambiance is very warm and thats what made us extended our stay here .... thank you guys for making our stay enjoyable ...and perfect location too ..so close to the beach... More

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Belleville, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pura Vida was an great place to rest after the craziness of Rio and the World Cup. Very close to both Ipamena and Copacabana Beaches - located in a relatively nice and safe neighborhood with cameras and a full-time front desk attendant. If you have any issues with walking steps with heavy luggage well be prepared to ask for a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed in the room for 12 guest, the beds are good but tight. The hostel have a great location, close to metro station, important roads and copacabana beach. Breakfast is good but small, they just give you one option between 5.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pura Vida has a very good atmosphere, as you go in you feel the jungle environment cuz you see different trees and plants in your first steps in this trip to Pura Vida. The breakfast was excellent cuz I really like toasts and a fine coffee. Bathrooms are good. The hostel has a chillin room to watch games or just... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pura vida's staff are really helpful and pleasant and know a lot about the city. The hostel is in a really nice location and is surprisingly safe. We were a stone's throw away from copacabana and there are a lot of great restaurants around with easy access to buses to the center of town and to cash machines. The bar... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

While traveling the last few weeks during the World Cup, we stayed at Pura Vida for four nights in the large mixed dorms. Overall, the staff was very friendly and helpful and were able to give us suggestions on the best way to see the city and to experience the WC atmosphere. (I would recommend the Christ the Redeemer tour... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

While the staff did speak English and were very courteous it did not help the other parts of the hostel. It is accurately about 2 blocks from the beach and is at the end of a favella. During World Cup there was security nearby that I saw occasionally. Definitely did not notice that wifi only worked in the common areas... More

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PuraVidaRio, Proprietário at Pura Vida Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay at Pura Vida and your time to make a review. We appreciate your comments once we undertand it's an opportunity to improve and to have the chance to give you a better service next time. Wi-Fi improvements are being done, to cover the Chales Area (private rooms) and to be faster and more stable. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I LOVE this hostel so much. Everyone was extremely hospitable and I felt part of the Pura Vida family from my first day. The reception staff spoke English well which made things a lot easier when checking in and asking for assistance. I can't recall a moment where staff were not supportive or helpful. The location is incredible, walking distance... More

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Address: Rua Saint Roman, 20 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
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